Welcome to JHB Culinary & Pastry School !

JHB Culinary & Pastry School opened its doors in June 2012 under the leadership of Kelvin and Jarlyne Joel. After many years in the industry Chef Kelvin identified a need in the industry for chefs who had both qualification and experience.

Starting from humble beginnings and being a private institution, we are proud to have had over 250 students since our inception. We offer students affordable quality education while allowing our students the opportunity to have on-the-job training while they study. As part of our curriculum, professional experience is a requirement, JHB Culinary & Pastry School offer 30% theoretical training and 70% practical training.

We offer City & Guilds international qualifications. We aspire for our students to succeed not only nationally but also opportunities to grow on an international level. JHB Culinary & Pastry School partnered with an astounding Le Castel Hotel School in France where they participate in a student exchange program. This offers our student an experience of French cuisine and ability to expand their skills and adapt to various environments.

Our mission is to train chefs who are Productive, Independent and Employable while remaining in the forefront of ”foodovation”.

  • We believe in professionalism at all times
  • Have honesty and integrity
  • Be able to adapt to all types of situations
  • Have Solve Problems
  • Display positive attitude

We believe in the growth and positive contribution to our country, we continuously seek solutions that assist South African youth with development.
We are proud to have accomplished lecturers who are young, energetic and passionate about Culinary Arts.
They do not only invest their knowledge and skills, they are also deeply committed in passing the professional values and passion.
In doing the above they offer a platform to develop the students to become future chefs and entrepreneurs.

When our student leave JHB Culinary & Pastry School we are confident that you will walk into a professional kitchen with the capability of fitting into a team.”


At JHB Culinary & Pastry School we maintain the highest standards in all our qualifications. We offer reputable full-time and part-time courses that are both nationally and internationally accredited.